• On the Phonology and Orthography of the Thessalian Mid-Long Vowels

    Author(s):
    Matthew Scarborough (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    Greek language, Inscriptions
    Item Type:
    Conference proceeding
    Conf. Title:
    11th International Conference on Greek Linguistics
    Conf. Org.:
    University of the Aegean, Department of Mediterranean Studies
    Conf. Loc.:
    Rhodes, Greece
    Conf. Date:
    26-29 September 2013
    Tag(s):
    Greek dialectology, historical phonology, orthography, Thessalian, vowel systems, Classical Greek language, Epigraphy
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6WR3X
    Abstract:
    In all attested periods of the Ancient Thessalian dialect there are two mid-long vowels, written as and in the archaic epichoric alphabet and and in the Ionic alphabet. Traditionally the Ionic alphabet spellings have been explained as raised mid-high vowels /eː/ and /oː/. This paper problematizes this assumption, examining evidence from inscriptions transitional between the two scripts, and proposes that the spellings and may be plausibly interpreted instead as a specifically Thessalian standardized orthography for central-mid vowels /e̞ː/ and /o̞ː/.
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